I went out at lunchtime for 20 minutes. By the time I got back my shoes were squelching. I have abundant Tayberries that I'm picking daily, but tonight many were mouldy on the branch there's been so much rain today. Hopefully there'll be a dry period as I also have loads of large juicy Blackcurrants which are ready for picking.
Note to self, North Essex coast for next holiday in the UK!
I wonder what house prices are like there! Wales is utterly beautiful, but oh, so wet!
House prices are faling here, same as everywhere else. You can still buy a 2 bed bungie with a fair sized garden for around 160K (in a decent area)
The real added bonus for gardeners is that we don't get hose pipe bans. 80% of our water comes from underground aquifers, and the water company (Veolia East) serves such a small area that the reservoirs don't get depleted. The water table here is very high. When we dug the foundations for our extension, three feet down and we were up to our ankles in water! The ground here is sandy soil over glacial clay. You need to make tons and tons of compost to get anywhere near half decent soil for veggies. I'm happy here.
Cheesecake with strawbs from the garden. I had to buy the kwi fruit!
Yummy looking cheesecake. A sunny day in Rossendale, strangely after yesterday's downpour. we have no water coming from the taps! The garden is alive
with insects abuzzing.
Buzzing climbing hydrangea.
How beautiful! Now that's my kind of garden!
Love the climbing hydrangea--mine is still small and has yet to bloom.
Well, my concrete is poured in the cool of the morning--not a job I like to do in the hot sun. So it's more digging and moving rocks and soil--can't wait to plant my first vertical garden! Won't have to buy plants--have lots of hens and chicks, echiversa and other succulents already. I have one called Mexican Jellybeans--don't know if it's hardy, but we'll find out!
Inkadog you must send photos when you've done it and tell us how you did it. I'd like one on my brick shed but it's fairly shady so would have to be ferns, hostas etc. and it would be a great addition for the queueing sparrows
Lovely photos everyone - yummy cheesecake
We really need some sunshine
Statue in arch
front garden bedding border
Clematis Etoile violette
Stunning garden Lillylouise, your plants seem to have escaped the worst of the rain and yes you are right we all need some sunshine now.